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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 16600, inside caseback stamped 2220
    Movement No: 1’781’617
    Case No: Z877’948
    Model Name: Sea-Dweller
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 93160A, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Rolex stainless steel Oyster deployant clasp stamped "E.03"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Rolex guarantee card stamped Eurasia Ltd Israel dated 2008, attestation booklet, calendar card, screwdriver, hang tag, green wallet, extra link, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With such resemblance in the aesthetics and design of the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600 boasts for increased performance in underwater depth ratio and an additional gas escape valve located on the opposite side of the crown on the case band.

    The ref. 16600 was launched in 1989 and produced until 2009 replacing the former ref. 16660, which was the first reference to bear the 4000ft dial, an upgrade from the previous 2000ft. The 16600 features the same 4000ft dial, however with an upgraded caliber 3135. The present example, ref. 16600 is further accompanied by the original guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16600, inside caseback stamped 2220
A fine and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, gas escape valve, date, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,600-6,800
$5,100-7,700

Sold for HK$68,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019